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bromegrass

[brohm-gras, -grahs] /ˈbroʊmˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs/
noun
1.
any of numerous grasses of the genus Bromus, having flat blades and open clusters of flower spikelets.
Also called brome
[brohm] /broʊm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of bromegrass
1750-1760
1750-60; < New Latin Brom(us) genus name (< Greek brómos oats) + grass
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